Okay, so I used to get really irritated whenever any one of my friends (or favorite bloggers) got married and disappeared for a while, and now I totally understand why. You get busy! And you have a man in your life, so of course you want to spend time with him. 😉
I’ve really missed this place the past few months. (On a side note, I think it’s time to change the layout, though. It seems to summery, and I can already feel fall in the air. It’s gettin’ chilly outside!) Hmm, so let’s recount everything that’s happened since my latest hiatus, shall we? I got married. Omg! SubhanAllah, it seems like the hubby and I have been married for a whole lot longer than just two months. Married life is wonderful, alhamdulillah. 😀
I feel like ever since I got married, I’ve been moving from place to place. First, it was from the Lower Peninsula to Mackinac, then from there to St. Louis, St. Louis to MI, MI to St. Louis, then back to MI, and then finally to PA. Whew, I’m so glad we’re at school now alhamdulillah and staying stationary for a while. And this place has finally started to feel a bit like home now that the furniture has arrived. Now I’ve just got to put the wall decals and decor up, which I’m pretty excited about!
School’s fine, alhamdulillah. I think I took one too many credits though. I should have given it at least a semester before taking 19 credits. I’m so out of it right now. I feel like I’m in lala land, and reality will hit this Friday come exam time. And THEN, I’ll start freaking out. Uh-oh, I’m so not looking forward to that! It’s just going to take a while to get used to living on campus and the environment/vibe here. It’s a bit weird not seeing any Muslims around campus walking from class to class. That’s so unlike UMD. Even though I’ll always be a Wolverine for life, I think it’s time for me to accept that I’m at Penn State now, and I’ll graduate as a Lion (ewwwww). I’m seriously considering wearing my U of M hoodie someday when PSU is playing against Michigan. But then I’ll get death stares, and I already stand out as it is. Maybe I could reconsider my idea. We shall see…
Pennsylvania’s gorgeous though. 😀 It’s a very scenic state, and the view you see stepping out of Walmart is definitely not one you’d see outside of Meijers. There are hills and mountains everywhere, which is totally unlike Michigan.
The MSA here is quite interesting. Most of the e-board members are international students. I’m the only one who’s from here. It’s different, but nice, alhamdulillah. They are a bit more conservative than the MSAs back home, which works well for me! It’s not so active right now, but we’re trying to get it back on its feet.
I miss home so much some days, but alhamdulillah, I really think I’m getting used to it here and settling in now. 🙂